Venezia Jazz Festival,
from June 27th to July 11th sounds on the road.
Core events at La Fenice Theater: 50th anniversary of ECMand Dee Dee Bridgewater comeback.
On the stage of Teatro La Fenice, the other protagonist of the festival, Dee Dee Bridgewater. With Ira Coleman (bass), Louis Winsberg (guitar), Marc Berthoumieux (accordion), Minino Garay (percussion), the great jazz voice presents “J’ai Deux Amours”. With this project she homages France that was her home for 17 years. On this purpose she plays a series of songs closely related to the career and life of Josephine Baker, the famous American-French performer. The concert also celebrates famous chansonniers of the time such as Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet (8 July).
In the festival, there is still space for training with the renewed workshop dedicated to electronic equipment and synthesizers, directed by Enrico Cosimi, on the Island of San Servolo, for the occasion “Island of Electronicus” (2-6 July), with a great final event: on stage Alexander Robotnik, aka Maurizio Dami, Italian music producer, one of the pioneers of the Italian record, author of Problèmes d’amour (1983), true hymn of the Italian disco (July 5).
Chiesa della Pietà hosts the duo of accordionist Luciano Biondini and clarinetist Mosè Chiavoni. Together they created, in 1998, the Duo Malastrana, composed of a strong expressive research on klezmer music. They present “Rosso” (9 July).
Music and atmosphere of extreme elegance, sounds of northern Europe with a rarefied Mediterranean atmosphere and contaminated by Italic and Balkan sounds, thanks to the bandone player from the Marche Daniele di Bonaventura, in duo with the Norwegian Arild Andersen, incredible musician, a master of the double bass and colossus of the ECM (T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, 11 July).
Laguna Libre, the cultural inn in Fondamenta Cannaregio, is the festival jazz club, with a rich program of “Waiting for …” and during the days of the event (www.lagunalibre.it).
Venezia Jazz Festival is organized by Veneto Jazz in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Veneto Region, City of Venice, La Fenice Theater, San Servolo Servizi Metropolitani, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Istituto Chiesa della Pietà and with support of Despar and Classic Boats Venice. Special partner: Splendid Venice Hotel. Media partner of the festival: Venezia News, Jazzit.
Thanks to the partnership with Classic Boats Venezia, a concert of a Veneto Jazz concert will be reserved a 25% discount on boat rentals (for information https://www.classicboatsvenice.com/it/).